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8.5
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Imagine how many talented artists have gone unrecognised throughout the centuries and how much art that has gone unappreciated. Without the right people with the right connections “discovering” such talent and hanging it on gallery walls, recording voices for the airwaves, placing it on stage or projecting it on to the big screen, there must be countless paintings…

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9.3
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To those who have been reading my journey through the Criterion catalog, I must apologize for the lack of material seen lately. Right now I’m going through a huge chapter in my life; my fiance and I are in the process of moving into a newly-built house, and while we’re excited it’s eaten away at any time we have outside of work …

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8.6
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Tsuta Tetsuichiro is touted as one of the rising star filmmakers in Japan, and his second feature solidifies that fact in scope and subject. Appropriately shot on 35mm, The Tale of Iya presents a remote mountain village whose way of life is gradually eroding. It was shot in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, specifically in the Iya …

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5.9
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Romantic comedies keep being made and there’s nothing to suggest that they will ever fade into history. Few veer off the beaten path to exhibit something different or experiment with the genre. Those willing to take an eccentric look at the rom-com often find themselves lumped into the offbeat comedy area, a place where critical …

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7.2
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As Mugiko (Horikita Maki) is on her way to a small rural town with her mother’s ashes, the film immediately exudes the feel of a small, intimate work, without CGI or rapid-fire action; just people, places, and their stories. The people: Mugiko, an aspiring voice actress who works in an anime store in the meantime; her older, gambling- ..

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7.7
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Satyajit Ray enters the realm of childhood fantasies with Joi Baba Felunath, crafting a detective story that incorporates elements from Hindi faith with its rich tapestry of supernatural figures that a younger Ray may have found as engrossing as his heroes from comics and pulp novels. Joi Baba Felunath is the second film to feature …

Reviews boyhood
9.0
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As Richard Linklater’s (the Before trilogy, Bernie, Dazed & Confused) 12-years-in-the-making film, Boyhood, reaches the end of its nearly three-hour running time, Patricia Arquette’s character, a character the audience has raptly watched change and evolve over that three-hour running time, utters a heartrending lament, not just for the …

Reviews PLANES - FIRE AND RESCUE 1.5
7.0
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Cars and Cars 2 might be the least popular entries in Pixar’s remarkable filmography, but they prove that there may be more to a film’s success than just critical approval and box office revenue. The Cars franchise contributes far more in merchandising than in home media (Blu-Ray, DVD, etc), making sequels and/or spin-offs all but inevitable. Yet Disney…

Reviews WISH I WAS HERE 1
6.0
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A decade ago, Zach Braff was the poster-boy for angst-ridden, urban hipsters. Yet when his long-running show, Scrubs, came to an end, the one-time Sundance favorite went into a seemingly unintentional retirement. One (controversial) cash-scooping Kickstarter campaign later, and Braff is back with Wish I Was Here, a long-awaited follow-up to his…

Reviews the-purge-anarchy01
5.0
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The Purge (2013) introduced an intriguing concept: For twelve uninterrupted hours, all crime is legal – even murder. Sounds fascinating, right? The film turned into a generic home-invasion thriller with light economic commentary. The Purge suffered due to the limited scope. A terrific concept with great potential was dangled in …

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